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Smoove Babii, whose actual name is Alphonso Kenny, was born and reared in the Bronx, New York. He began writing poetry in 2010 once his beloved Grandmother Annie Johnson passed away. Although at first it was a way to counter his anger, throughout the years he started to fall in love with poetry. He likes to refer to his verse as Ghetto Gospel which stems from his personal experiences growing up on 183rd Walton Avenue in the Bronx. His raw, heartfelt and unique approach has allowed him to grow as a performer. This has allowed him to bring his “battle rap” style art to venues such as Nuyorcian Poets Cafe, Silvana, Where Ya Barz At and B.L.O.C Ent. Smoove has also made guest appearances at The Langston Hughes House which he calls home. He has performed and hosted open mics. Smoove would like his readers to know his poetry is for readers to never feel alone. He wants his stories and performances to connect and bring light to mishaps in life. So, readers feel free to yell through him as we decipher his Ghetto Gospel.
Twenty-two pages chapbook 
Printed in the United States 
ISBN# 978-1-942051-26-8

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